GOATWHORE Confirmed for Ozzfest 2010

New Orleans, Louisiana’s GOATWHORE are confirmed to play the second stage of the Ozzfest summer tour alongside BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, DROWNING POOL, KINGDOM OF SORROW, SKELETONWITCH, SAVIOURS, and KATAKLYSM. Ozzfest 2010 will kick off August 14 in San Bernardino, CA (the birthplace of the first Ozzfest in 1996).

The main stage will feature OZZY, MÖTLEY CRÜE, ROB HALFORD, DEVILDRIVER and NONPOINT.

The 2010 OZZFEST dates are as follows:

Sat, Aug 14 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
Tue, Aug 17 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
Thurs, Aug 19 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion
Sat, Aug 21 Hartford, CT Comcast Theater
Sun, Aug 22 Camden, NJ Susquehanna
Tue, Aug 24 Boston, MA Comcast Center

Death by Decibels Tour Dates Announced

The latest installment of the Death by Decibels tour has been announced.  This edition will feature KATAKLYSM, DYING FETUS, ELUVEITIE, and KEEP OF KALESSIN.

Chrigel Glanzman of ELUVEITIE commented on their participation: “ELUVEITIE is homesick for America! We are more than just happy to be welcomed for a second time with the mates of KATAKLYSM and KEEP OF KALESSIN. Our clan is so pleased to cheer up with all of you again and we simply can’t wait to be back in the States. See you there!”

Obsidian C. from KEEP OF KALESSIN added:  “KEEP OF KALESSIN is excited about returning to north America for the second time in 2008! After the very successful tour we did with BEHEMOTH and DIMMU BORGIR in April, it will be great to play for the American audience again, now that our new album Kolossus is in the stores!”

Tour dates are as follows:

09/26/08  The Pearl Room – Mokena, IL
09/27/08  Harpo’s Concert Theatre – Detroit, MI
09/28/08  Peabody’s Concert Club – Cleveland, OH
09/29/08  Blender Theater at Gramercy – New York, NY
09/30/08  Sonar – Baltimore, MD
10/01/08  The Palladium – Worcester, MA
10/02/08  Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA
10/03/08  The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
10/04/08  Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
10/05/08  Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
10/07/08  Meridian – Houston, TX
10/08/08  White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
10/09/08  Ridglea Theater – Dallas, TX
10/10/08  Club 101 – El Paso, TX
10/11/08  Soma – San Diego, CA
10/12/08  The Key Club – Hollywood, CA
10/14/08  The Avalon – Santa Clara (San Francisco), CA
10/15/08  Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
10/16/08  Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
10/24/08  Le Medley – Montreal, QC – CANADA
10/25/08  L’Imperial – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
10/26/08  The Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA

KATAKLYSM – Prevail

Good old KATAKLYSM…unlike some of their countrymen who felt the need to fuck up a good thing with some whiny clean vocals and keyboards, these Northern hyperblasters have stayed the course, maintaining their integrity once again with the steadfast and true, Prevail. The album opens with the catchy barn-burning title track, before hyperblasting their way through “Taking the World by Storm” and “The Chains of Power.” “Blood in Heaven” sees the band settle in to a melodic, mid-tempo groove at times reminiscent of HYPOCRISY, with a fine solo from OVERKILL‘s Dave Linsk offering some icing on the cake. The song actually features some of the band’s most memorable, dynamic songwriting. Oddly enough, after a strong opening, the album drops off considerably with tracks six through nine failing to register anything particularly memorable or unique. Although each of these songs contains plenty of blastbeats, double-bass, and heavy riffs, little distinguishes them from one another, and they become virtually interchangeable. “The Last Effort” however ends things on a high note with the band exploring different tempos and variation on this closing instrumental track, which makes you wonder why the band doesn’t take more chances. Nonetheless, Prevail is uncompromising, consistency defined from one of Canada’s most reliable metal institutions. (Nuclear Blast Records)

Listen to the New DIMMU BORGIR in its Entirety

DIMMU BORGIR‘s new album In Sorte Diaboli (set to hit stores next Teusday, April 24th) has been posted for streaming in its entirety on Mp3.com: http://www.mp3.com/DIMMUBORGIR

The band recently announced their headlining tour of the U.S. and Canada with UNEARTH from Massachusetts, California’s DEVILDRIVER, and Canada’s KATAKLYSM, which begins Friday, April 20th in Cleveland, Ohio. Pre-sale tickets for The Invaluable Darkness Tour are available at: https://tixx1.artistarena.com/dimmuborgir/. A complete listing of tour dates can be viewed here: http://www.nuclearblastusa.com/nb/v2/tours/tours.php.

First DIMMU BORGIR Single Available March 30th on iTunes; Announce Tour

The Serpentine Offering,” the lead-off track from DIMMU BORGIR‘s upcoming album, In Sorte Diaboli, will be available for digital download at iTunes.com beginning March 30th.

The three-track North American version of the iTunes single will include an additional two songs NOT included on the album:

The Serpentine Offering” – Video Edit
The Heretic Hammer” – Instrumental Version, NORTH AMERICAN EXCLUSIVE

The European version of the three-track iTunes single will feature an exclusive instrumental version of “The Serpentine Offering” in place of the instrumental version of “The Heretic Hammer.”

DIMMU BORGIR‘s new full-length album, In Sorte Diaboli, will be released on April 24 in North America. The first concept album in the band’s history, In Sorte Diaboli is set in medieval Europe. A short synopsis of the story and its characters will accompany the lyrics in the CD booklet.

The album was mixed at Studio Fredman by producers Fredrik Nordström and Patrik J. Sten. DIMMU BORGIR recorded the effort with Hellhammer on drums.

In related news, the band will head out for a U.S. tour with UNEARTH, KATAKLYSM, and DEVILDRIVER.

Songwriter/guitarist Silenoz writes in from Norway to comment on the tour: “It’s been too long… The wait is over – FINALLY! It is with great anticipation we look forward to start, for once, a World Tour on North American soil! We’re excited to have UNEARTH, DEVILDRIVER and KATAKLYSM on this diabolic ride and can’t wait to meet all our loyal fans and friends old and new once again. Come join us in The Invaluable Darkness!”

Tour dates:
04/20/07 Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
04/21/07 Harpo’s Concert Theatre – Detroit, MI
04/22/07 Kool Haus – Toronto, ON – CANADA
04/23/07 Metropolis – Montreal, QC – CANADA
04/24/07 Theatre Capitole – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
04/26/07 Nokia Theatre – New York, NY
04/27/07 The Palladium – Worcester, MA (New England Metal & Hardcore Festival)
04/28/07 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
04/29/07 Sonar – Baltimore, MD
04/30/07 Amos Southend – Charlotte, NC
05/02/07 House of Blues – Chicago, IL
05/03/07 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
05/04/07 Myth – St. Paul (Minneapolis), MN
05/05/07 Burton Cummings Theatre – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA
05/07/07 MacEwan Hall Ballroom – Calgary, AB – CANADA
05/08/07 Edmonton Events Centre – Edmonton, AB – CANADA
05/10/07 The Fenix (formerly The Premier) – Seattle, WA
05/11/07 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC – CANADA
05/12/07 Roseland Theatre – Portland, OR
05/13/07 The Warfield – San Francisco, CA
05/15/07 The Great Salt Air Pavilion – Magna (Salt Lake City), UT
05/16/07 House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
05/17/06 Wiltern Theatre – Los Angles, CA
05/18/07 Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
05/19/07 SOMA – San Diego, CA
05/21/07 The Fillmore – Denver, CO
05/22/07 The Beaumont Club – Kansas City, MO
05/23/07 Pop’s – Sauget, IL
05/25/07 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
05/26/07 Club V @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Houston, TX
05/27/07 Graham Central Station – San Antonio, TX
05/29/07 Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
05/30/07 House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL